Submitted Surnames Starting with M

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Macorig Italian
An italian surname that in fact comes from slovene minority near Udine, it should be written Macoric'... [more]
Mac Phaayl Manx
Means "son of Paayl" in Manx Gaelic, Paayl being the Manx form of Paul.... [more]
Mac Pháidín Irish
Patronymic of (a Gaelic diminutive of) Patrick.
Mac Phàil Scottish Gaelic
Means "son of Pàl".... [more]
Mac Phóil Irish
Means "son of Pól".... [more]
Mac Raith Irish
Means "descendant of Rath"
Mac Raonuill Irish
Means "son of Raonull"
Macri Italian
Italian variant of Magro. It could also be a southern Italian nickname for a person who had long limbs or who was tall, derived from Greek μακρύς (makrýs) literally meaning "long, tall" (see Makris)... [more]
Macritchie Scottish Gaelic, Scottish
Patronymic surname of Scottish origin meaning « son of Ritchie », a diminutive of Richard.
Macro Italian
Possibly a variant of Magro.
MacRoibin Scottish
Means "son of Robin"
Macron French
Contracted form of Macqueron.
Macron Scottish
The surname MacRon is a nickname for someone with blond hair. The Scottish name Crone was originally derived from the Gaelic word “cron”, which means saffron, yellow-colored or dark, and refers to the complexion or hair coloring of the original bearing.
MacRoy Scots
The ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name MacRoy is a nickname for a person with red hair. MacRoy is a nickname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Nicknames form a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, and can refer directly or indirectly to one's personality, physical attributes, mannerisms, or even their habits of dress... [more]
Mac Seáin Irish
Irish form of Johnson.
Mac Séamais Irish
Irish form of Jamison.
MacShanley Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Seanlaoich. Seanlaoich comes from Gaelic "the old hero."
Mac Suibhne Irish, Scottish
Meaning, "son of Suibhne" (a byname meaning "pleasant").
Mactavish Scottish
Scottish surname from the elements "Mac" ("son of") and "Tavish" (Scottish form of "Thomas").
Mactavish Scottish
Scottish surname comprised of the elements "Mac" meaning "Son of" and "Tavish", the Scottish form of "Thomas".
Mac Thighearnáin Irish
Means "descendant of Tighearnán".
Mac Thréinfhir Northern Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Armstrong of Ulster, literally meaning " "son of the strong man".
MacTorin Manx (Archaic)
Manx Gaelg "son of Þórfinnr" (from Þórr the name of the Scandinavian thunder god + the ethnic designation Finnr).
Macuha Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog makuha meaning "get, obtain (something)".
Mac Uighilín Irish, Scottish
Means "son of Hugelin". the surname was allegedly adopted by the de Mandevilles, a Cambro-Norman family that had conquered an area of north Antrim, a county in Northern Ireland... [more]
MacVeigh Scottish, Irish
Variant spelling of McVeigh.
Mac Wattie Irish, Scottish
Mac Wattie son of Watt(Walter)
MacWhorter Scottish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form the surname of the Gaelic 'Mac Chruiteir', meaning 'player of the crwth', a string instrument primarily used in Celtic music. A famous bearer of this surname is the American clergyman, Alexander MacWhorter.
Madadi Persian
Derived from Persian مدد (madad) meaning "help, aid, assistance".
Madal Estonian
Madal is an Estonian surname meaning "low-lying" and "shoal".
Madalvee Estonian
Madalvee is an Estonian surname meaning "low-lying water".
Madanat Arabic
Mainly found in Jordan.
Madani Arabic
Indicated a person from the city of Medina, itself from Arabic مدينة (madinah) meaning "city".
Madanpotra Indian (Rare), Sindhi (Rare), Punjabi (Rare)
Surname of the Arora caste of the Punjab and Sindh.
Mađar Croatian
Derived from Mađar, Madžar, meaning "Hungarian".
Madarame Japanese
From Japanese 斑 (madara) meaning "speckled, spot, blemish" and 目 (me) meaning "eye"
Madariaga Basque
Basque: habitational name from any of various places in Gipuzkoa named Madariaga, from Basque madari ‘pear tree’ + -aga ‘place’.
Mədətov m Azerbaijani
Means "son of Mədət".
Mədətova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Mədətov.
Madatyan Armenian
Means "son of Madat".
Madau Italian
From Sardinian madau "fold, enclosure for sheep".
Madbouli Arabic (Egyptian)
Variant transcription of Madbouly.
Madbouly Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian surname of unknown meaning.
Maddaloni Italian
It should came from the toponym Maddaloni (Campany, South Italy) which name originates from the Arabic term "magdhal" meaning fortress, stronghold. The last name Maddaloni is typical of the area that includes the provinces of Naples, Caserta and Benevento.
Maddigan Irish (Anglicized)
Derived from Ancient Gaelic O'Madain meaning 'The descendant of the son of the hound'.
Maddocks Welsh
Variant of Maddox.
Maddow Jewish
A famous bearer of this surname is Rachel Anne Maddow (Born on April 1, 1973) whose Jewish ancestors came from Russia and Poland but according to today’s borders would be Ukraine and Lithuania. ... [more]
Maddux Welsh
Variant of Maddox.
Made Estonian
Patronymic surname taken either from the female name Magdaleena or the male name Matteus.
Madeddu Italian
Possibly a variant of Madau "sheepfold". Alternately, may derive from a Sardinian variant of Amato "beloved", or from the Latin cognomen Metellus "hired servant".
Madeiras Portuguese
Came from the Portuguese Madeira word "wood" or "timber". perhaps the portuguese version of the surname Woods or someone who's from the Portuguese island Madeira
Madej Polish
Either a short form of the given name Amadeusz or a variant of Matej.
Madeley English
English: habitational name from places so named in Shropshire and Staffordshire, named in Old English with the personal name Mada + leah ‘woodland clearing’.
Maden Turkish
Means "mine, mineral, ore" in Turkish, ultimately from Arabic معدن (ma'din).
Madera Spanish
describing someone who lived or worked in a forest. the word Madera means "wood" in Spanish. Spanish meaning of surname Wood
Madera Polish, Slovak, Hungarian
Ethnic name from an old word for a Hungarian (see Magyar).
Madhubuti Swahili
A notable bearer is Haki R. Madhubuti, a writer.
Madhusanka Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala මධුෂංක (see Madushanka).
Madhushanka Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Sinhala මධුෂංක (see Madushanka).
Madi Muslim
Variant of Mahdi.
Madiga Indian, Telugu
Telugu occupational name for a leather worker, a job historically considered polluting and impure in India, where the surname belongs to Dalit, or "Untouchables" - members of the lowest caste.
Madina Various
Meaning unknown.
Madkins English
Metronymic from a pet form of the personal name Madde.
Madlangbayan Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog madlang bayan meaning "the general public".
Madlangsakay Filipino (Modern, Rare, ?)
Meaning in Filipino "people on board"
Madonia Italian
Habitational name from any of numerous places named Madonia, or a regional name for someone from Madonie in Sicily.
Madonna Italian
From the person name Madonna, from donna meaning "lady", bestowed in honor of the Virgin Mary.
Madox English
Variant of Maddox.
Madraswala Indian (Parsi)
From Madras (presently Chennai), the name of the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Madriaga Spanish (Philippines)
Variant of Madariaga primarily used in the Philippines.
Madrid Spanish
habitational name from what is now Spain's principal city Madrid. Throughout the Middle Ages it was of only modest size and importance and did not become the capital of Spain until 156 Its name is of uncertain origin most probably a derivative of Late Latin matrix genitive matricis "riverbed" much changed by Arabic mediation (see Madrigal ). There are other smaller places of the same name in the provinces of Burgos and Cantabria and these may also be sources of the surname.
Madrigal Spanish
"Madrigal" comes from from the Venetian madregal "simple, ingenuous," from Late Latin matricalis "invented, original," literally "of or from the womb," from matrix (gen. matricis) "womb."
Madriz Spanish, Catalan
patronymic surname meaning "son of Madrileño"; given to a person that came from Madrid, Spain.
Madroñero Spanish
It literally means "strawberry farmer".
Madrus Estonian
Madrus is an Estonian surname meaning "sailor".
Maduea Thai
Means "fig" in Thai.
Madusanka Sinhalese
Alternate transcription of Madushanka.
Madushanka Sinhalese
Derived from Sanskrit मधु (madhu) meaning "sweet, delicious, honey".
Madutlela Sepedi
Madutlela is a South African surname of the Pedi speaking people.
Madžar Croatian, Serbian
Derived from Mađar, Madžar, meaning "Hungarian".
Mäe Estonian
Mäe is an Estonian surname meaning "hill".
Maebara Japanese
Maebara is an uncommon Japanese surname that has more than one meaning, depending on the characters used to write it. The first and most common spelling is with the characters for "Before" (前) and "Original" (原)... [more]
Maegawa Japanese
A variant of Maekawa.... [more]
Mäehans Estonian
Mäehans is an Estonian surname, a corruption meaning "mountain/hill city".
Maehara Japanese
From Japanese 前 (mae) meaning "front, forward" and 原 (hara) meaning "field, plain".
Maehdon Welsh
Welsh, of undefined origin.
Mæhle Norwegian, Danish (Rare)
Denoted someone from a farm in Norway named Mele, ultimately derived from Old Norse melr meaning "dune, sandbank, gravel bank". Alternatively taken from the name of a farm named Male whose name was derived from Old Norse mǫl "pebbles, gravel".
Maejima Japanese
Mae means "Front, Forward" and Jima means "Island". This is a variant of Maeshima.
Maejima Japanese
From Japanese 前 (mae) meaning "front, forward" and 島 (shima) meaning "island".
Mäekalle Estonian
Mäekalle is an Estonian surname meaning "hill/mountain slope".
Mäekivi Estonian
Mäekivi is an Estonian surname meaning "hill/mountain stone".
Mäeloog Estonian
Mäeloog is an Estonian surname meaning "hill windrow".
Maematsu Japanese
Mae means "forward, front" and matsu means "pine".
Mäemets Estonian
Mäemets is an Estonian surname meaning "hill forest".
Maeno Japanese
From Japanese 前 (mae) meaning "front, forward" and 野 (no) meaning "area, field, wilderness".
Mäeorg Estonian
Mäeorg is an Estonian surname meaning "mountain/hill glen".
Mäeots Estonian
Mäeots is an Estonian surname meaning "hill cusp/tip".
Mäepea Estonian
Mäepea is an Estonian surname meaning "hill head" ("top of the hill").
Mäepõld Estonian
Mäepõld is an Estonian surname meaning "hill/mountain field".
Mäesalu Estonian
Mäesalu is an Estonian surname meaning "hill grove".
Maesawa Japanese
Mae means "front, forward" and sawa means "swamp, marsh".
Maeshima Japanese
Mae means "front, forward" and shima means "island".
Maestre Portuguese, Spanish
Occupational name from old Spanish and Portuguese maestre meaning 'master', 'master craftsman', 'teacher'.
Maeta Japanese
Variant of Maeda.
Mäetalu Estonian
Mäetalu is an Estonian surname meaning "mountain/hill farmstead".
Maeyamada Japanese
Mae means "front, forward", yama means "mountain", and da is a variant of ta meaning "field, rice paddy, wilderness".
Maffessanti Italian
Meaning is overall unknown, but might come from Saint of Matthew. In Italian the name “Maffeo” is an Italian spelling of Matthew and “Santi” means saints, so combined it would be Maffessanti... [more]
Maffia Italian
Variant of Mattia.
Maffione Italian
Possibly a derivative of the given name Maffeo. This surname is from the Puglia region of Barletta, southern Italy.
Maffret French
beleived to originated in{ NICE, france} in the late 19th century, emmigration from france to london,{stepney}, where the surname was mistakenly added an extra letter "T" resulting in the surname MAFFRETT
Mafune Japanese
From 真 (ma) meaning "real, genuine" and 船 or 舟 (fune) meaning "ship, boat".
Maga Japanese (Rare)
Variant reading of Japanese Kanji 真賀 (see Maka).
Magadia Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog mag-adya meaning "protect, help, deliver from danger".
Magaldi Italian, South American
Patronymic or plural form of the Old German personal name Magoald (from the elements megin, magan "strength, might, power" and wald "power"), or else a nickname from magaldo meaning "evil, wicked", which was derived from the personal name... [more]
Magallanes Spanish
Spanish: Castilianized Form Of A Habitational Name From The Village Of Magaláns (Castilian Magalanes) In Pontevedra Province Galicia (Spain).
Magaña Spanish
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous Castilian municipality.
Mag Annaidh Irish
Meaning "son of Annaidh"; the fullest and most correct form of the surname which is usually written Mac Anna or Mac Canna, which see... [more]
Magar Nepali
From the name of the Magar people of Nepal, meaning uncertain.
Magarang Filipino, Maranao
Means "bright, sharp" in Maranao.
Magat Filipino, Pampangan, Tagalog
From a title used by petty chiefs in pre-colonial Philippines.
Magbanua Filipino, Cebuano
From Cebuano magbanwa meaning "townsperson", derived from Cebuano bánwa meaning "city, town".
Magboo Filipino, Tagalog
From Tagalog magbuo meaning "assemble, put together".
Magbuhos Filipino, Tagalog
Means "douse, pour" in Tagalog.
Mag Céadaigh Irish
It means "son of Céadach".
Magdaleno Spanish
Masculine form of the Biblical name Magdalena.
Magdy Arabic (Egyptian)
Alternate transcription of Majdi chiefly used in Egypt.
Maged Arabic (Egyptian)
Egyptian transcription of Majid.
Mag Eiteagáin Irish
It means "son of Eiteagán".
Mag Eochagáin Irish
It means "son of Eochagán".
Mag Fhionnáin Irish
Means "descendant of Fionnán"
Maggio Italian
From a nickname or personal name from the month of May, maggio, from Latin Maius (mensis), from Maia, a rather obscure goddess of fertility, whose name is derived from the same root as maius "larger" and maiestas "greatness"... [more]
Maggiori Italian
Recorded in many spelling forms including the 'base' form of Maggi, and the diminutives and double diminutives Maggiore, Maggiori, Di Maggio, Maggorini, and many others, this is an Italian surname of Roman (Latin) origins... [more]
Maggs English
Metronymic from the medieval personal name Mag.
Maghery Irish
Name for a resident of the village of town of Maghery in Northern Ireland.
Maghribi Arabic (Maghrebi)
Derived from Arabic المغرب (al-Maghrib) meaning "the west", also referring to the country of Morocco. It could be used to refer to a Moroccan person or (in English) someone from the Maghreb region of Northern Africa.
Maghsoudi Persian
From the given name Maghsoud.
Magill English
Magindara Cebuano
Magindara is a name of a demigoddess who turned into a mermaid, it is also the name of mythical creatures in the Philippines that are man-eating mermaids. It's a Central Bikol word for "mermaid".
Maglasang Filipino, Cebuano
Denotes a forest dweller or a person originally from a forest, derived from Cebuano lasang meaning "forest".
Magner Irish, Germanic
Irish from a pet form of the Scandinavian name Magnus, in Ireland borne by both Vikings and Normans.... [more]
Magnum English
Possibly derived from the given name Magnus. It is borne by the fictional character Thomas Magnum, the protagonist on the American television series Magnum, P.I. (1980-1988).
Magnus Various
From the given name Magnus.
Magnusdóttir Icelandic
Patronymic, used exclusively by women. Means "daughter of Magnus".
Magnuson English
Means "Son of Magnus".
Magnússon Icelandic
Means "son of Magnús" in Icelandic.
Magombo Swahili, African, Swazi (Rare)
Meaning unknown, possibly related from the fore name of the same name. It means "leaves" (verb) in Swahili.
Magondacan Filipino, Maranao
From Maranao magondakan meaning "artistic, graceful".
Magowan Northern Irish
Origion person from Ballygowan Co Down Northern Ireland
Magpantay Filipino, Tagalog
Means "to align" in Tagalog.
Magpayo Filipino, Tagalog
Means "advise, give advice" in Tagalog.
Magrath Irish
Variant of Mcgrath.
Magsaysay Filipino, Tagalog
Means "relate, narrate, declare" in Tagalog. A notable bearer was Ramon Magsaysay (1907-1957), the seventh president of the Philippines.
Magsino Filipino, Tagalog
Means "to look closely", derived from Tagalog sino meaning "who". It was probably used as an occupational name for an investigator.
Magtibay Filipino, Tagalog
Means "to strengthen" in Tagalog.
Maguadok Chamorro
Chamorro action word for "to dig a hole (in the ground)".
Mag Uiginn Irish
Original Gaelic form of Kiggins means "son of the Viking" Uiginn meaning "Viking". (See Higgins).
Mahabir Indian, Trinidadian Creole
From Sanskrit महत् (mahát) meaning "great, large, big" combined with वीर (vīrá) meaning "man, hero, husband".
Mahajan Indian, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali
Means "great (number of) people" or "tradesman, merchant" from Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" combined with जन (jána) meaning "person, people".
Mahalah African
zambian (tumbuka) name meaning intelligent. "mwana wa mahalah" means intelligent child
Mahamadou Western African
From the given name Mahamadou.
Mahan Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Mahon.
Mahapatra Indian, Odia
From the Sanskrit महत् (mahat) "great, large, big" possibly combined with पात्र (pātra) "drinking-vessel, goblet, bowl, cup".
Maharaj Indian, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi, Trinidadian Creole
Means "great king" or "great ruler" from Sanskrit महा (mahā) meaning "great, large, big" combined with राज (rāja) meaning "king, sovereign".
Maharana Indian, Odia
Derived from the Sanskrit title महाराणा (maharana) meaning "king of kings", from महा (maha) meaning "great" and राणा (rana) meaning "king".
Maharjan Nepali
Meaning uncertain.
Maharjan Nepali
Either from Sanskrit महाजन (mahajana) meaning "great, distinguished, eminent" or महा (maha) meaning "great" combined with अर्जन (arjana) meaning "acquisition, earning".
Mahato Indian, Bengali, Hindi, Assamese, Odia, Nepali
From a title given to the head of a village or a well-to-do peasant, possibly derived from Sanskrit महत् (mahat) meaning "great, large, big".
Mahavong Lao
From Lao ມະຫາ (maha) meaning "great, grand, excellent" and ວົງ (vong) meaning "lineage, family".
Mahawong Thai
From Thai มหา (maha) meaning "great, grand" and วงศ์ (wong) meaning "lineage, family".
Mahboub Arabic
From the given name Mahboub.
Mahbub Arabic, Bengali
From the given name Mahbub.
Mahdavi Persian
From the given name Mahdi.
Mahdi Arabic, Persian
From the given name Mahdi.
Mahdipoor Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian مهدی‌پور (see Mahdipour).
Mahdipour Persian
Means "son of Mahdi".
Mahdizadeh Persian
From the given name Mahdi combined with Persian زاده (zadeh) meaning "offspring".
Maher Irish (Rare)
The originally spelling was "O'Meachair" which means the 'kindly' or the 'generous'. The Maher family resided in the O'Carrol... [more]
Maher Croatian
Colloquial term for "master".
Maher Arabic
From the given name Mahir.
Mahfoud Arabic
Derived from the given name Mahfuz.
Mahfouz Arabic
From the given name Mahfuz.
Mahfuz Arabic, Bengali
Derived from the given name Mahfuz.
Mahgoub Arabic
Derived from the given name Mahjoub.
Mahi'ai Hawaiian
From the elements "mahi" (farm) and "'ai" (food).
Mahilum Filipino, Cebuano
Derived from Cebuano mahilom meaning "quiet, still, silent".
Mahinay Filipino, Cebuano
Means "gently" or "slowly" in Cebuano.
Mahjoub Arabic
Derived from the given name Mahjoub.
Mahlangu Southern African, Ndebele, Zulu
Derived from Ndebele hlangula meaning "assist, help, remove (from danger)" or Zulu isihlangu meaning "shield".
Mahlapuu Estonian
Mahlapuu is an Estonian surname derived from "mahlakas"; meaning "lush", "sappy" and "malapert" "tree/wood"; "lush tree".
Mahler German
Variant of Maler, a German occupational surname meaning "painter", particularly a stained glass painter.... [more]
Mahloy English (American)
Mahloy is a misspelling of Malloy by Charles Malloy's (b. 1898, Scotland) elementary school teacher in the Ireland. The surname Malloy is derived from the pre 10th century Old Gaelic name O'Maolmhuidh, meaning the descendant of the Great Chief.
Mahmood Arabic, Urdu, Bengali
From the given name Mahmud.
Mahmoudian Persian
From the given name Mahmoud.
Mahmoudinejad Persian
Means "descendant of Mahmoud" in Persian.
Mahmoudzadeh Persian
Means "born of Mahmoud".
Mahmudov Azerbaijani
Means "son of Mahmud".
Mahmudova f Azerbaijani
Feminine form of Mahmudov.
Mahmuti Albanian
Derived from the given name Mahmut.
Mahmutović Bosnian
Means "son of Mahmut".
Mahomes American
With Gaelic origins, Mahomes is a surname that is derived from the word “mathghamhan”, which means “bear”. A famous individual with the name is NFL Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, Patrick Mahomes.
Mahon Irish
A shortened form of Mahoney.